Immunizations and Health Requirements
Virginia state law requires proper documentation and specific immunizations for school entry. Learn about these important requirements before enrolling your child. Also, 6th graders must have a documented Tdap shot in order to receive their class schedules at orientation.
Taking Medication at School
Learn about the NNPS policy that must be followed if your child is to be given medication at school. Read more about medication at school.
Returning to School After Illness
Before returning to school after an illness, students must be fever free for 24 hours without medication. Learn what to do following other common illnesses.
Every year we have children with high fevers or injuries which require us to contact the parent. Please make sure that parental and other emergency contact information is up-to-date in ParentVue. In the event of a medical emergency, the Newport News Rescue Squad may be called to transport your child to the hospital. If possible, we will notify you before sending your child to a hospital. If not possible, we will notify you as soon as possible thereafter. In most cases, parents are responsible for all costs incurred.
The NNPS health services program provides the following health screening for students:
Vision and hearing: First Step, Kindergarten, and new students, if there is no documentation. Screenings are required for students in grades 3, 7 and 10.
Dental: Kindergarten, if there is no documentation on physical, and grades 3, 7 and 10. Schools may partner with public and private dental programs. Information and permission forms would be distributed by the school.
Height and weight: Grades 3 and 7; 10 is optional.
Blood pressures: Grades 5, 7, and 10.
Scoliosis: Scoliosis screening is available if requested by parents of students in grades 5 - 10.
If parents do not wish their child to participate in any part of the health screening programs, they must send a written request to the principal of the child's school.